The Town of Ashland is a participant of the State sponsored Complete Streets Program through MassDOT. Ashland is eligible to receive up to $400,000 per year for construction funding.
What is a Complete Street?
A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes - walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities. For more information on the State Program go to
This is a five year program. Currently, Ashland is in Year One. Complete Street Funding for construction projects for Year One is $311,336.
Scope of Work for Year One:
Pleasant Street Pedestrian Crossing Safety Improvement - Furnish and install the following: an enhanced crossing at the existing crosswalk across Pleasant street connecting the Dream Station Day Care Center and the MBTA Station with Marathon Park and the proposed Sudbury Riverwalk Trail and includes the installation of solar-powered LED flashing pedestrian crossing warning signs in advance of the crosswalk and pedestrian-activated flashing light system (i.e. RRFB, Flashing Beacons, etc.) with pedestrian crossing warning signs at the crosswalk. The enhancements also include the construction of the ADA-compliant curb ramps with detectable warning panels at both ends of the marked crosswalk.
Fruit Street Pedestrian Accessibility Improvement Project: Furnish and Install the following: At the existing crosswalks along Fruit Street across Wayside Lane, Davis Farm Road, and Crestwood Drive, and across Fruit Street at the wet Warren School driveway, construct ADA-compliant curb ramps to facilitate walking to and from the Warren School.
School Zone Safety Improvements: Furnish and Install the following: Replace existing flashing school zone signs with new solar powered flashing school zone signs (SO) at several Ashland Public School including: Ashland Middle School (2); David Mindess School (2)/ William Pittaway Elementary School (2)/ Henry Warren Elementary School (1).
Homer Avenue/Central Street Pedestrian Safety/Accessibility Improvement Project: Furnish and Install the following: ADA compliance improvements at a key intersection located in the Downtown Area and in close walking distance (approximately 600 feet) from the William Pittaway Elementary School including: construct ADA-compliant curb ramps with detectable warning panels at both ends of the existing marked crosswalk across the Central Street west leg of the intersection with Homer Ave/ construct ADA-compliant curb ramps with detectable warning panels at both ends of the existing marked crosswalk across the Homer Ave sough leg/ upgrade the pedestrian crossing warning signage to be MUTDCD-compliant win both directions along Homer Ave with additional advance warning signage (SO) for eastbound drivers due to the presence of the directions along Homer Ave with additional advanced warning signage (SOO for eastbound drivers due to the presence of the horizontal curve prior to the marked pedestrian crosswalk.
Intersection Improvements – Eliot Street and Fruit Street Intersection: The work under this Contract shall include but may not be limited to pavement milling and overlay, constructing cement concrete wheelchair ramps, reconstructing ADA compliant HMA sidewalks, new granite curb, new granite transition curb, loam and seeding, installing signs and pavement markings, removing and stacking existing signage and posts, new solar-powered LED-flashing pedestrian crossing warning signs with LED border, new solar-powered LED-flashing STOP signs with LED border, new flashing beacon school zone safety sign, providing traffic control; and other incidental items of work listed in the proposal.
Completion Date for Year One projects: September 30, 2020
For a complete list of our wish list of Complete Streets projects that has been approved by the State, go to Tier 2 List of Projects.